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Over the last several months we’ve seen unprecedented changes to our world, economy and lives, as a result of COVID-19. For many people this has meant interruptions to their employment and school, resulting in a loss of income or potential income.
We acknowledge that the issues that Canadians are facing today are complex and not easily solved, however, we at Lighthouse Labs want to do our part to help.We’ve responded to this employment crisis with a $500,000 COVID-19 Scholarship Fund.
These scholarships will offer partial tuition coverage, and are intended to help recipients develop skills that will allow them to launch new careers and get back to work during these unsettling times.
Part-time course Scholarships
Scholarships of $750 are available towards any of our part-time courses. Simply submit a short written essay explaining how COVID-19 has impacted your employment or studies as you register for the course. Scholarship submissions for part-time courses are evaluated and awarded on a weekly basis, however note that you must apply for the scholarship at least one week before the program starts in order to qualify.
Full-time Bootcamp Scholarships
Scholarships are available in varying amounts, up to $5,000 towards our Data Science and Web Development bootcamps. You can apply for a scholarship during your application process, by submitting a written essay explaining how you’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and how the skills you’ll learn at Lighthouse will help you in your career.
Scholarship submissions for full time programs are evaluated one month before your program start date, and are announced the same week. The deadline to apply for a full time scholarship is one month before the start of your program (the exact scholarship deadline date will be displayed on the submission page based on the program date for which you’ve applied). In order to be considered for a full time scholarship, you must have met the following criteria by your cohort scholarship deadline:
You’ll be notified if you are a scholarship recipient 3 weeks before your bootcamp start date. While our goal is to help as many people as we can, this scholarship, unfortunately, is not guaranteed. We understand there is a large financial implication to taking bootcamp, and not getting the scholarship may be an impediment to your learning. We are happy to help discuss financial options (blog post here), and will refund your deposit if you are unable to attend bootcamp.
Empowering our students with the skills they need to launch new careers is what we do at Lighthouse. In these unprecedented times, we hope that this scholarship fund will allow us to bring new career opportunities to those who need it most.
Ready to apply for a scholarship? We're excited to learn more about you and how a scholarship could support your career development. Here are your next steps:
Scholarships are awarded 3 weeks before your cohort start date.
For more details about the application and selection process, check out the FAQs.
How are recipients selected?
Our scholarship committee assesses applications based on your submitted essay. If you’re applying for a full time program, you still need to meet program requirements in order to be accepted. We have created this scholarship for people who because of the Covid-19 crisis ;
*If you are receiving Employment Insurance (EI) you still qualify for this scholarship.
What is the deadline to apply for Scholarship?
The deadline for scholarship is one month prior to the start date of your Bootcamp.
In order to qualify, students must also have completed the criteria below by the deadline:
Qualified scholarship submissions will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.Applicants will be notified of whether they were scholarship recipients or 3 weeks prior to the start date of their Bootcamp.
*If you are unable to afford bootcamp after learning the results of the scholarship, we are happy to extend a full refund of your deposit and waive the normal administrative fee. We know these are difficult times for many, and realize that your ability to join the program may have been dependent on the scholarship.
How long is the scholarship available?
Scholarships will be available as long as we still have great candidates and unallocated money from our $500,000 commitment.
How much of the fees will the scholarship cover?
These scholarships are open for both full time bootcamp and part time courses, with up to $5,000 being offered for full time, and up to $750 being offered for part time.
What is the essay question?
For this scholarship, we require one essay between 500 and 750 words.
Tell us about how your experience with COVID affects your life?
How do you think the skills you'll learn in this program will better prepare you for the job market ahead?
What if I was planning on applying to the old scholarship?
Lighthouse still believes in the strength of diversity, and will always have a commitment to making sure we do our best to strive towards a more diverse world. However given the current situation, we felt that the need for all to be able to apply for support would give a greater good to anyone who has been hit by the COVID-19 crisis.